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  1. FDA Approves Hepatitis C Drug Victrelis

    The FDA has approved Victrelis (bocepravir) to treat hepatitis C.

  2. FDA Approves New Restless Legs Syndrome Drug

    The FDA has approved a new drug called Horizant to treat moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome.

  3. Johnson & Johnson Recalls Even More Tylenol

    Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division has recalled yet another lot of Tylenol, and added 10 lots to its previous Jan. 14 wholesale-level recall of various Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed, Sinutab, and Rolaids products.

  4. Recall of Generic Citalopram, Finasteride

    Pfizer subsidiary Greenstone LLC has recalled its generic citalopram antidepressant and its generic prostate drug finasteride due to a label switch. Taking the wrong drug could harm some users.

  5. FDA Approves New Melanoma Treatment Yervoy

    The FDA has approved Bristol-Myers' Yervoy for the treatment of late-stage, metastatic melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The drug extends survival but does not cure the disease.

  6. FDA: Shingles Vaccine OK at Age 50 and Up

    The FDA today approved Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine for 50-somethings. The vaccine was already approved for people age 60 and older.

  7. New Lupus Drug Benlysta Approved

    The FDA has approved Benlysta, the first new lupus drug since 1955. Benlysta reduces lupus activity; it's hoped the drug will help patients reduce their need for steroids.

  8. New Birth Defect Warning for Topamax

    Taking the epilepsy drug topiramate (Topamax) during pregnancy raises the risk of oral cleft birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate, according to a new warning issued by the FDA.

  9. FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD

    The FDA has approved a new treatment for people with worsening symptoms of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disorder that makes breathing difficult.

  10. FDA OKs Viibryd to Treat Depression

    The FDA has approved a new drug called Viibryd to treat adults with major depressive disorder.

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